Food Bank For New York City
The Food Bank for New York City says the need for emergency food remains “staggeringly” high in the wake of cuts to the nation’s food stamp program.
More and more New Yorkers have been reaching out to soup kitchens to feed their families, new research showed Wednesday.
Margarette Purvis, president and CEO of the Food Bank for New York City, tried to raise awareness abut the plight of former service members during a speech in the Bronx on Sunday.
Nearly two million New Yorkers have lost an average of $29 a month due to cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP.
The data was compiled before superstorm Sandy struck, which caused a surge in demand for food banks. The organization said the natural disaster illustrates the need for food relief in disasters.
They say there’s no such thing as a free lunch. But Monday — for 120,000 New Yorkers— there will be free dinners.